Mr. William "Bill" Crowder, age 70, of Shelbyville, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at his home, after an extended illness.
Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday, January 5, 2012, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Reverend Roger Waggoner will officiate, with burial to follow in Willow Mount Cemetery.
Visitation will be 1-7 PM Friday, and again 10AM until service time Saturday, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel.
He was born May 1, 1944, in Lexie Crossroads, Tennessee, to the late Gordon and Mattie Cole Fann Crowder. He and his wife Pat owned and operated Midway Diner, a favorite eatery located in Deason. He also restored and custom built antique cars and hotrods, Some of his clients included Alan Jackson and Roy Orbison. He was featured in ever hot rod magazine and said he "...liked it "fast and loud."
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Pat Crowder, of Shelbyville; two daughters, Tammy Greer, and her husband Tim, of Murfreesboro, and Kim Goslee, of Shelbyville; three grandchildren, Kayla Greer, Jessica Ellis, and her husband Chris, and Hunter Thomas; three great-grandchildren, Ty, Troy, and Tre Ellis.
Memorials may be made to a children's orphanage in Uganda: gracechristianfellowshipchurchuganda.web.com - attention Samuel Kayemba
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.